Hesiod Quotes

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Moderation in all things.
— Hesiod

moderation

If you say a bad thing, you may soon hear a worse thing said about you.
— Hesiod
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
— Hesiod
Fools! Not to know how health and temperance bless the rustic swain, while luxury destroys her pampered train.
— Hesiod
Badness you can get easily, in quantity: the road is smooth, and it lies close by.  But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it, and rough at first.

excellence obstacles sweat